Re: [greenstone-users] Linking to a Greenstone Library from

From Rajan
DateFri, 18 May 2007 10:15:01 +0530
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Linking to a Greenstone Library from
Dear Mr Gavin Spomer,
 
If you want to change the look of the collection and in case  you are not much familiar with html tags, why can't you look at the write-up?
"Easy Ways to Customize the Display of Greenstone Pages " available at the site http://www.rajankila.net.tc/gsdl  The Guide is meant for the beginners who want to customize the greenstone collection easily.
 
Regards,
 
K Rajasekharan
Librarian , Kerala Institute of Local Administration
Mulagunnathukavu, Thrissur -680581
 
Ph 0487- 2204097 (O), 2201428 ( R)
 
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Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 15:03:19 -0700
From: Gavin Spomer <spomerg@cwu.EDU>
Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Linking to a Greenstone Library from
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1) Changing the look (ie-colour) of the collection. I can't understand
the documentation on this issue and I wondered if anyone could give me a
step-by-step guide.

   The look of your Greenstone site is controlled mostly by the style.css file and all the macro files. (the files in the macros
   directory ending with .dm) There is also an extra.dm file for each collection you have. If you know previous experience
   with css, there's a lot you can do with just editing the style.css file. If you don't, look up a tutorial on css with Google or
   Yahoo. The macros form bits of the various webpages. If you know html, you can freely experiment with editing the macro
   files to see what affect it has. You may want to back them up first if you're concerned with restoring them to their original
   form. Start with the style.dm and the nav_css.dm macro files. These will affect a lot of things in your website. If you
   don't know html, Google a tutorial on that as well. You will need to know css and html at least a little.

2) Having our library icon display on each page. Ditto the above.

   You will have to edit some macro files, depending on where exactly you want the icon. See above. If you have something
   very specific in mind, email me.

3) Creating a link to the collection from our departmental web page. I
can't find any documentation about this.

   Say your server hostname is "tom", your school is "richard" and your collection name is "harry" then try:

      http://tom.richardedu/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=harry&l=en&w=utf-8

   Use this pattern, but use your own parameters.

   Gavin Spomer